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Canal Port

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££ - £££
American, Pub
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148 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9450
+1 815-667-3010
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Tue 16:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Naperville, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best place in Utica. I felt like we were in the city. Great draft selections and the spirits and bourbons awesome! The bartender directed us towards the crab cake appetizer ( the best I have ever had!). We also got the shrimp cocktail. They were huge and so good. I will be coming back soon with my family.... More 

Thank kkellyrob
Coldwater, Michigan
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The place was nice looking. Had a beautiful stone fireplace. Beautiful old building. The service was ok. Our server recommended the special of stuffed tilapia. It was not good. Should have just ordered chicken. The fish was fishy tasting and poorly seasoned. When I told her, she said, "yeah, some people think so". Why would she recommend I order it... More 

1 Thank Dalyn C
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The menu offers a wide selection, and the ribs were incredible. A bit on the pricey side, but the service was wonderful.

Thank Brenden T. L
Niskayuna, New York
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinner in a relaxing setting. Fireplace in the dining room kept us comfortable. The fish was prepared well for us all. There is a separate dining room from the bar area.

Thank DJC0606
Plainfield, Illinois
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185 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We've gone here a few times over the past couple years and have really enjoyed our visits. Always polite service. Menu might be a bit small to some, but what they have, they do very well. Food is fresh and delicious.

Thank Scott K
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We came here the two nights we were in town. The food, the service, the atmosphere is just great! Perfect for big families!!!

Thank Doreen K
Lansing, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

great place, great food and great conversation with Jason. Be sure to check it out when in Utica. Will be back!

Thank LAM1956
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Canal Port could be described as the "Cheers" of Utica. It seemed while we were there for dinner everyone knew everyone else. We went early and thus had a great visit with the owner. To my way of thinking this simply makes for a great dining experience. The food was simply out of this world. The deep fried cauliflower as... More 

Thank duke-duchess
Abingdon, Illinois
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very clean, well kept place. The menu was varied. The crab cake appetizer is excellent! The side order of grilled asparagus was also excellent. Their homemade chips are seasoned and very good. I had a steak sandwich with sauteed mushrooms and onions with cheese. The steak was a little disappointing. It had too much gristle and very fatty. Beautiful back... More 

Thank David C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

After several times at this restaurant several times and have made it a must stop every year during the Illinois Wine Festival. Good is always excellent and they have the best bar chips. Friendly staff as well.

Thank Constance R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Mill St, Utica, IL 61373-9450
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 815-667-3010

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?